Watch Barrett Brown explain why journalists should be covering intel contractors two years before Snowden

Today, a judge in Dallas will decide the fate of journalist Barrett Brown, who is being sentenced in a case that has been fraught with controversy and deplorable conduct by ...

Watch many of the nation's best reporters and technologists discuss post-Snowden journalism security

Along with Reporters Committee and OTI, we hosted a one-day conference on journalism and digital security last Friday in DC. The panels were full of many of the nation's ...

Laura Poitras' Snowden documentary 'Citizenfour' opens nationwide this weekend

Director Laura Poitras' new documentary about Edward Snowden and the NSA, entitled CITIZENFOUR, opens in theaters across the United States tomorrow. There are also sneak peek screenings in Los Angeles ...

Help Support New Zealand Investigative Reporter Nicky Hager’s Legal Defense Fund

On October 6th, New Zealand police raided the house of one of the country’s best independent investigative journalists, Nicky Hager, seizing many of his family’s belongings and his ...

When Can the FBI Use National Security Letters to Go After Journalists? That’s Classified

Two weeks ago, the DOJ Inspector General released a report on the FBI’s use of National Security Letters (NSLs)—the controversial (and unconstitutional) surveillance instruments used to gather personal ...

Documenting the Arrests of Journalists in Ferguson

Last updated: November 26 2014, 10:50 AM EST - 24 journalists arrested On Aug. 13, 2014, police in Ferguson, Missouri, assaulted and arrested two journalists for allegedly failing to exit ...

How the Recent Tails Operating System Vulnerability Affects Journalists and SecureDrop

On Wednesday afternoon, vulnerability and exploit research firm Exodus Intelligence disclosed a security vulnerability that would allow an attacker to deanonymize a user of Tails, the operating system that many ...

Supreme Court Rejects Reporter's Privilege Case, As NYT Reporter Faces Jail for Protecting His Source

The Supreme Court today rejected New York Times reporter James Risen's appeal of a 4th Circuit decision that ruled the government can compel him to reveal his source under ...

State Dept Launches 'Free the Press' Campaign While DOJ Asks Supreme Court to Force Reporter James Risen Into Jail

The US State Department announced the launch of its third annual "Free the Press" campaign today, which will purportedly highlight "journalists or media outlets that are censored, attacked, threatened, or ...

Lessons for Journalists and Sources from the Microsoft/Blogger Privacy Fiasco

Privacy-conscious Internet users were aghast last week when court documents showed that Microsoft looked at the content of a blogger’s Hotmail account without a warrant—or any legal process ...